SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft will depart from the ISS today. See live here


The SpaceX Dragon cargo ship is expected to take off from the ISS (International Space Station) today, January 23, 2022, after a 2-day delay due to the unfavorable weather on Earth where it will land. NASA will broadcast the decoupling live and a few sequences after that, but it didn't record it either the splashdown that would take place tomorrow (January 24, 2022) or no later than January 25, 2022. 

According to SpaceX, the splashdown will take place in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Florida. Dragon CRS-24 is a cargo ship of SpaceX, the latest cargo ship launched. It docked on the ISS last month on 22 December 2021, 08:41 UTC and was rumored to be there for 30 days, but it looks like the mission will be extended to 32 days. The ISS decoupling is expected to take place at 10:40 a.m. EST today. 

The ship will bring to Earth an extremely large amount of experiments, samples, in short a lot of science, approx. 5,000 pounds (2,267 kilograms) of cargo with various experiments on the ISS, various samples of evidence, science. A cytoskeleton will also be brought in, which will help scientists understand how the human body changes into microgravity. A 12-year-old light imaging microscope will be brought to Earth, and will probably be on display at how old it is and will be kept by NASA.

Article by: Andacs Robert Eugen, on 23 January 2022, at 07:12 am Los Angeles time

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